Earlier this week, Politico posted "'Top Chef' Films First D.C. Challenge," revealing that the first episode had been filmed in Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium off of Constitution Avenue.
In such a political town, it's important that the tasters represent the city, right?
According to Politico, Luke Russert, David Chalian, and Karen Finney were among those invited to sample the tasty dishes. Even Karl Frisch, a familiar face of Professor Green's Politics & Internet Class (SMPA 194), was at the event.
As Metrocurean has pointed out, D.C. has already had its fame on the show with famous contestants such as Carla Hall of Alchemy Caterers and Spike Mendelsohn, of the aforementioned Good Stuff Eatery.